Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
Monday I went to the district offices to look at the proposed Holt packaged curriculum for middle school students. Elmbrook School District residents may go to look over materials at these times:
Daytime Sessions: Jan. 11 - 15, Jan. 18 - 22 and Jan. 25: 9 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Evening Sessions: Thursday, Jan. 14 and Monday, Jan. 18: 5 - 7 p.m.
If you go to review the materials, look at the teachers edition rather than the student text. The teacher's edition has many notes in a rosy red color, discussion notes, and What you can do sections that could be included in the teaching. I found much of this information totally missing the mark.
Example: When discussing Why teens have sex?, which already assumes they are, one teacher's note said: "Emphasize that even though intimate relationships between young teens and older people may be enticing and flattering, these relationships are OFTEN physically and emotionally risky."
Often? To me, that conveys that sometimes it is not harmful. No mention that it is also illegal!
At first look, I found the Holt curriculum disappointing, but more about that later.